Two Congress state govts acquired land: BJP

BJP on Tuesday sought to corner Congress, which has claimed credit for the Centre's retreat on land bill, over the issue as it came out with details of land acquired by its two state governments and said the opposition party may "mislead" its workers but not country.

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Kisan rally: Congress vows to continue fight on Land Bill in states
Kisan rally: Congress vows to continue fight on Land Bill in states

The Congress on Sunday promised to continue its fight on the land bill issue in the state assemblies, as party leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the NDA government, saying the "Make in India" campaign was actually "Take in India" as it has "no place for farmers and labourers".

Congress' kisan rally: As it happened
Congress' kisan rally: As it happened

In what could apparently be seen as patting one's own back, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will address Kisan Mazdoor Samman rally in Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Sunday over his party's claim of having compelled the NDA government to withdraw the contentious Land ordinance.

Active private participation in housing need of the hour: Naidu
Active private participation in housing need of the hour: Naidu

Inviting investments from private players in housing sector, government on Wednesday said they can play a key role in achieving the goal of 'housing for all' by 2022.


Modi govt made pro-corproate changes in land bill: Cong

 Congress on Tuesday accused the Centre of making pro-corporate amendments to the 2013 Land Acquisition Act introduced by party-led UPA regime.

Cong to hold 'Samman' rally over Land Bill 'withdrawal' in Haryana

Hitting out at the Centre over its "anti-farmers policies", Congress on Wednesday said it will hold 'samman' rally over "withdrawal" of Land Acquisition Bill by the NDA government, at Panipat on September 20.

Land bill: Congress plans rally in Panipat to celebrate 'victory of farmers'

 Congress is planning a massive rally later this month in Haryana's Panipat, about 90 km from the national capital, to celebrate the "victory of farmers" in forcing the Narendra Modi government to "backtrack" on the controversial land bill.

BJP-RSS review meet, Day 2: NDA's education policy, Patel quota stir on agenda
BJP-RSS review meet, Day 2: NDA's education policy, Patel quota stir on agenda

The top brass of the RSS, its various affiliates and the BJP will continue to deliberate on challenges facing the Narendra Modi government and steps required to tackle them on the second day of the crucial BJP-RSS review meet on Thursday.

Cabinet okays extension of compensation part of Land Act to other central laws

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to an order issued by government on August 28 to extend the provisions of compensation, rehabilitation and resettlement available to farmers under the 2013 Land Acquisition Act to 13 other central laws as well.

Congress changed stance on land ordinance for political reasons: Jaitley

Accusing the Congress of changing its position on the Land Bill after the Modi government brought an ordinance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the 2013 law passed by the previous UPA dispensation is now in force and Centre would permit states to make amendments to the Central law.

Decision not to re-promulgate land ordinance no setback: Govt

The government on Monday asserted that the decision not to re-promulgate the land ordinance was "no setback" for it and rejected Congress' charge of a "U-turn" on the issue.

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Modi govt 'finally accepts land ordinance was a mistake': AAP

AAP on Sunday charged that the BJP-led NDA government had "finally accepted its mistake" over the Land Bill issue after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Centre would not be further re-promulgating the Land Ordinance after it expires tomorrow.

Land Bill: NDA may favour withdrawal of contentious amendments

Apparently keen to shed the "anti-farmer" tag ahead of assembly polls in Bihar, the NDA government is likely to favour withdrawal of all major contentious amendments in the land acquisition act of 2013 that it had brought through an ordinance last December.

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Congress has been exposed on Land Bill, says Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said here on Sunday that the Congress has been exposed for its "double standard" on the Land Aquisition Bill and for taking an "anti-farmer" stand.

'Mann ki Baat': Will implement 13 new pointers to Land Bill from today itself, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation in the 11th episode of 'Mann Ki Baat' radio broadcast at 11 am.

Wait for 48 hours for decision on land ordinance: Arun Jaitley

 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday kept up suspense on whether controversial land acquisition ordinance will be repromulgated, saying a decision will be taken in the next 48 hours.